Saturday, November 1, 2014

new disaster

We left the marina Oeiras, near Lisbonne around 10:30 after filling up with
flat calm weather. We motored until 13:30 when the wind started to blow
from NNE at around 20 knots and we started sailing at more than 7 knots. We
were very happy then but this was when disaster struck. The boat lost her
heading and Jean-Paul found out that we had lost the pendulum oh the
windvane. I tried to email Scanmar but our Skyfile mail software for some
reason does not display sent messages and I don't know if we were
successful. The toll free number of Scanmar in California is 888 946 3826.
The unit number is 751130908. I need to know if they can ship a replacement
part to Lanzarote and at what cost. We should arrive in Lanzarote on the
5th afternoon. Until then we will have to steer by hand which is not a nice
prospect. I also tried to contact Cornell sailing but again do not know if
the message went. Hopefully this post will be published on the blog.

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